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A great milestone for Adam to reach

13 September 2015

Gary Bowyer will be pleased to hand Adam Henley his 50th league start in the match against Fulham this lunchtime.

The young Welshman will reach that personal milestone if selected in today's Craven Cottage clash, something the manager believes is fully deserved.

Bowyer knows that if it wasn't for the setback of a serious hamstring injury, the defender would have reached that mark much earlier, but is happy that it has now come around.

"I'm delighted for him," said the Rovers boss. "You have to remember that he missed a big chunk of time with a nasty injury which he has done well to overcome and maintain.

"We often joke with players in terms of where did they make their debuts and what were their first couple of games, and I can still remember him coming on at Wigan and then his first full game was Liverpool away. He followed that up with Manchester United away and got 4 points from 6 in the Premier League at that particular time.

"So it was a hell of a couple of days for him because he was only 17 at the time.

"He's progressed, he's got better and better, and there is a hell of a lot more to come from him."

Bowyer also believes that being part of the Welsh set-up has allowed Henley to improve his game.

But whilst he is yet to taste international action for Chris Coleman's side, the experience of being around the camp can only do him the world of good.

"It is a great honour for him and all it does is help him if he's playing against the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey and the other quality players that Wales have got," he added.

"He is only 21 and he's learning, it is a massive experience for him which hopefully we can reap the benefit of."

Fans can pay on the day at Craven Cottage on Sunday with matchday prices of £30 for Adults, £25 for Seniors aged 65 & over, £25 for 17 - 21’s and £15 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Not going to London? Then why not watch the big match in Blues Bar at Ewood Park? Doors open from 11am on Sunday with Fosters and John Smith's available at just £2 a pint until the first goal is scored!

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